Story and photo courtesy of Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department
Just before midnight on Sunday, a fire broke out at La Terrazza Restaurant on Spruce Street in Cedarhurst.
Police officers were called out to a burglar alarm and discovered the blaze. The officers notified the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department, which responded with 30 firefighters and six trucks. Firefighters forced their way into the locked premise and were met by a heavy smoke condition. As hose lines were stretched, the fire was located in the register area.
"Luckily the fire sprinkler system activated and held the fire to the area of origin," said Assistant Chief Anthony Rivelli.
Firefighters moved in and contained the blaze quickly. Additional companies from the Inwood, Woodmere and Hewlett fire departments were on scene.
The adjoining law office building suffered water and smoke damage. The fire appeared to be electrical in nature and no injuries were reported.
All operations were under the command of LCFD Chief Joseph Sperber. The Nassau County Fire Marshal and Health Department were notified to conduct a routine investigation.